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U Balabenky – Balabenka: a short-term interruption of the tram service

Because of the reconstruction of the tram track taking place on Sokolovská Street (the U Balabenky – Českomoravská section), starting on Saturday, the 25th March 2017 (at cca. 0:30 a.m.) and lasting until Wednesday, the 12th April 2017 (finishing at cca. 0:30 a.m.), the operation of  trams will be temporarily suspended in both directions in the U Balabenky -  Balabenka section.

Route changes of tram lines

  • Line No. 6 in the direction from Kubánské náměstí will be extended from the Palmovka stop to  the temporary U Balabenky stop (the boarding Palmovka stop at the bridgehead of the Libeňský Bridge).
  • Line No. 8 in the direction from Nádraží Podbaba will be diverted from the Invalidovna stop via the Palmovka stop (on Sokolovská Street) to the temporary U Balabenky stop, from where it will continue further as line No. 14 in the direction of Spořilov.
  • Line No. 14 in the direction from Spořilov will be diverted from the Libeňský most stop via the Palmovka stop (on Zenklova Street) and the Palmovka stop (on Sokolovská Street) to the temporary U Balabenky stop, from where it will continue further as line No. 8 in the direction of Nádraží Podbaba.
  • Line No. 16 in the direction from Kotlářka or Sídliště Řepy will be diverted from the Krejcárek stop via the Palmovka stop (on Sokolovská Street) to the temporary U Balabenky stop, from where it will continue further as line No. 25 in the direction of Bílá Hora.
  • Line No. 25 in the direction from Bílá Hora will be  diverted from the Libeňský most stop via the Palmovka stop (on Zenklova Street) and the Palmovka stop (on Sokolovská Street) to the temporary U Balabenky stop, from where it will continue further as line No. 16 in the direction of Kotlářka or Sídliště Řepy.
  • Line No. 52 in the direction from Modřany will terminate in the Palmovka stop on Na Žertvách Street (in the area of Palmovka it follows a one-way detour via Sokolovská, U  Balabenky, Na Žertvách and Zenklova streets).
  • Line No. 54 in the direction from Sídliště Barrandov will terminate in the temporary U Balabenky stop (the boarding Palmovka stop at the bridgehead of the Libeňský Bridge).

The introduction of temporary tram lines

  • Daytime operation during a period of  closure: tram line No. 35 will serve the route Vysočanská (boarding only) – Nádraží Vysočany – Balabenka – Nádraží Libeň –  Kbelská – Hloubětín – Lehovec, and tram line No. 36 will serve the route Lehovec – Hloubětín – Kbelská – Kolbenova – Nádraží Vysočany – Balabenka – Nádraží Libeň – Starý Hloubětín.
  • Night-time operation during a period of closure: tram line No. 62 will serve the  route Lehovec – Hloubětín – Kbelská – Nádraží Libeň – Balabenka (from where it will continue further as line No. 64 via  Nádraží Vysočany to Lehovec), and tram line No. 64 will serve the route Lehovec – Hloubětín – Kbelská – Kolbenova – Nádraží Vysočany – Balabenka (from where it will continue further as line No. 62 via Nádraží Libeň to Lehovec).

Changes to tram stops

The following temporary stops will be established for the period of closure:

U Balabenky

  • the exit stop on U Balabenky Street, before its intersection with Sokolovská Street,
  • for the direction of Palmovka (on Na Žertvách Street) - on U Balabenky Street, cca. 15 metres before its intersection with Novákových Street,

Palmovka

  • in the direction from the centre on Sokolovská Street,
  • the exit stop for line No. 52 on Na Žertvách Street, before its intersection with Vacínova Street.

A substitute bus service

A substitute bus service will be introduced on the Palmovka – Balabenka –  Palmovka route. Daytime operation will be provided by X8 buses, while night-time operation by X52 buses.

Upon completion of this measure the reconstruction of the tram track will continue with next stages (until cca. July 2017). We shall provide information about the specific transport arrangements in a timely manner.

 

A diagram of the operation during the temporary suspension A diagram of the operation during the temporary suspension

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

 

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